Transit center approved for former fairground site in Detroit


DETROIT (AP) – An $ 18.6 million transit center will be built on the site of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit.

Detroit City Council members on Tuesday approved by a 5-2 vote a plan that calls on buses and passengers to use what had been the fairground’s Dairy Cattle Building.

The Colosseum building will be demolished. In recent years, it has hosted circuses, rodeos and other big events. The plans also include an outdoor park.

Authorities hope to start construction of the transit center next year. Most of the cost of the project would be covered by bond sales.

The last Michigan State Fair was held at the site in 2009.

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